Book Your Free Spot at CINET Live! PTC Special: Sustainability First! (RTC + ITS)

This webinar will cover both PTC segments

  • Retail Textile Cleaning (Business-to-Consumer)
  • Industrial Textile Services (Business-to-Business)


Sustainability First
Key driver for the future!

Sustainability has become and still is growing as a core value, also within the textile care industry. To make a contribution to a better world and build up a positive image towards stakeholders. Welcome side effect is that efficiency of the operation is improved and money can be saved! Sustainability is a necessity for survival in the future. Also because the public is more and more evaluating and judging the policy of companies. Studies show that investors consider companies without clear focus on sustainability, no longer are seen as a safe investment. Climate change, water conservation, plastic waste and a circular economy are the most important elements of sustainability. Professional textile care already build up an impressive track record in these areas. The industry is the most sustainable solution for textile care; up to 5 times more sustainable compared to domestic washing.

Hence, professional textile care companies should claim a leading role in the textile supply chain and contribute to more intensive usage of textiles and garments. By closing the loop and recycling of fabrics, together we will avoid the lack of virgin raw materials.


Huge Potential
The potential for further improvements in sustainability and circularity is immense, knowing that Professional Textile Care has up to 5 times better sustainable performance over domestic cleaning, CINET took the initiative to set up this initiative for the international TEXTILE care INDUSTRY. To enhance supply chain cooperation in processing and delivery of sustainable textile services.

I. Sustainability following Best Practices in PTC processing. Professional cleaning is up to five times more sustainable compared to domestic washing;
• Water savings of 35-80%,
• Energy savings of 17%,
• Reduction in CO2 emissions of 24%,
• Almost zero environmental impact of plastic microfibers.

II. Sustainable textiles in modern societies
Textiles are increasingly polluting the environment worldwide. Because of the fast-growing population worldwide, this is becoming a major problem. At the same time, some 85% of all manufactured textiles are very limited used (f.i. extensive wardrobes). wasted after a short time or not sold at all.
Hence CINET took the initiative with The International Sustainability Manifesto of textile supply chain talks to improve this by:
• Stimulating “slow fashion” and use of textiles; new to you fashion,
• Stimulating purchase/rental options,
• Introduction of Hygienical Clean Textiles.

III. Circularity in the Textile Supply Chain
The need to develop and use circular textiles is growing rapidly. Initiatives in many countries are taken to stimulate use and reuse textiles again. The industry has started cooperations, supported financially by government bodies with research institutes, NGO’s and waste experts & consultants to improve this situation.
If the textile care sector succeeds in joining forces within the supply chai, it will have all the capabilities in-house to open the doors to a thoroughly restructured future and a wide range of new business opportunities.




Program Live Event
CINET Live! PTC Special
Sustatinability First!

Professional textile care is up to five times more sustainable than washing at home. A clear message based on scientific reports Our challenge as an industry:


  • Raise awareness and acceptance within the industry and to societies
  • Demonstrating the value of Professional Textile Care and open up new business opportunities

15:00 – 15:05. Introduction, by Peter Wennekes, CEO of CINET

  • Professional Textile Care as innovator: sustainability most important driver for new business
  • Cooperation and sharing of information to develop new initiatives and opportunities
  • Network, to enhance cooperation and become influential!
  • A supply chain

15:05 – 15:15 Sustainability in textiles and textile care globally. An introduction including contributions from:


  • Global Compact
  • Fashion industry
  • Textile suppliers
  • NGO’s


15:15 – 15:45 PTC the most sustainable solution: how it’s done!  By Dr. ir. H. Gooijer, Technical Manager of Textile Care Knowledge Institute (TKT)

  • Intro
  • Contributions: Esteemed International Suppliers
  • Research and outcomes: explanation of the bench marks based on scientific research
  • Potential extra savings and growth

15:45 – 16:15 Changing markets and new opportunities

  • Intro: Peter Wennekes
  • Contributions: Esteemed textile services / textile cleaning companies
  • New generations; new demands: usage instead of ownership creating rental businesses and fashion libraries
  • Fast fashion becomes slow fashion: more intensive/longer usage of textiles/garments made possible by professional cleaning for less wear
  • Online convenience and sustainability: be serviced at your doorstep and green at the same time

16:15 – 16.45. Closing the loop: Circularity of textiles

  • Intro: Dr. ir. H. Gooijer
  • Contributions: Centexbel & others
  • Reuse of textile articles/garments: extending lifetime of articles and fabrics
  • Recycling of fabrics: new fibres but no need for virgin raw materials

16:45 – 16:50.  International Sustainability Manifesto

  • Intro: Peter Wennekes
  • CINET initiatives 2021-2022
  • Working groups to draw up a plan of action

16:50 – 17:00. Questions

17:00. Closure of CINET Live! Event